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December 2017 Events

December 1 - 31 MFA STAR WARS AND THE POWER OF COSTUME Take a unique journey into the Star Wars™ universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 60 original costumes. Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume will closely examine the captivating process of costume design for iconic outfits featured in the first seven films of the Star Wars saga— from Queen Amidala’s lavish gowns to Darth Vader’s imposing black armor. Feast your eyes on the costumes of Han Solo, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and more! Don’t miss your chance to see iconic figures from your favorite movies.

December 1 - 31 CHRISTMAS TOWN AT BUSCH GARDENS Busch Gardens beams with twinkling lights, Yuletide shows, holiday shopping and even a visit to Santa’s House during Christmas Town™. The park transforms into a holiday wonderland of entertainment and attractions where a beautiful family tradition awaits. Guests will also have the opportunity to ride some of Busch Gardens’ most popular thrill rides, including family spin coaster, Cobra’s Curse®. Christmas Town is included with daily admission. December 1 -30 EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE HOLIDAYS Holidays Around the World is transforming into Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays from December 1st to December 30th. Experience Disney’s annual Candlelight Processional, where you hear the stirring story of Christmas—as told by a celebrity narrator, and accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and massed choir. Your Epcot admission is all that’s needed to participate in this popular event! December 1 - 31 MICKEY’S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS PARTY When Mickey celebrates the season, Magic Kingdom lights up with excitement for guests of all ages. Cinderella Castle shimmers. Joyful music fills the air. Disney characters don their most festive attire. Favorite attractions take on a holiday theme. And enchanting surprises lie around almost every turn!

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Oil Changes The Engine Light Air Conditioning Means Lots of Tune-Ups Things ... We strive to maintain customer loyalty by providing quality automotive Check Engine Light “Ignore” is not repair, by keeping current with the latest automotive technology. Under the Hood one of them Under the Auto COMPLIMENTARY We fix all models Foreign & Domestic Tires & Brakes SCAN Heating & Cooling We Accept Most Computer Reprograming Available for GM, Ignition & Electrical Competitors Coupons Chrysler & Ford Vehicles 1996-2014. Just a few of the Brands we carry!

December 1 - 8 GEEK WEEK AT THE GLAZER CHILDREN’S MUSEUM It’s All About Coding, Robotics, & Tech! >From December 1-8, kids will be coding, practicing computational thinking, tinkering with robotics, and learning through narrative play at Glazer Children’s Museum. The week will be jam-packed with robust programs curated to advance skills for children growing up in the Imagination Generation. Geek Week at GCM celebrates the Hour of Code, a global movement coordinated by reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries, and kicks off Computer Science Education Week.

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December 1-2, 8-10, 15-17, 21-23, & 26-30 CHRISTMAS IN THE WILD AT TAMPA’S LOWRY PARK ZOO The Zoo is brimming with holiday cheer as Christmas in the Wild returns with even more twinkling lights and jolly surprises! Experience 18 wild and wonderful nights. Enjoy seasonal treats, enchanting entertainment and a 50-foot animated Christmas tree! Best of all, visit Santa in his Tree Top Lodge and marvel at the magic of wildlife at night.

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Say you saw it in the Gulf Coast Family Newspaper

Tampa’s majestic movie palace is sharing the warmth and light of the season with classic holiday favorites on the big screen. With Tampa Theatre temporarily closed for restoration, the 2018 Holiday Classics Movie Series will be presented as a series of free, family-friendly films in Curtis Hixon Park, Dec 1-Dec. 16, as part of the Winter Village celebration. Classics like The Polar Express, Elf and It’s a Wonderful Life will be featured. December 2 & 16 MFA MAKE & TAKE SATURDAYS Create your own masterpiece inspired by works in the collection and special exhibitions. Supplies are included. FREE with Museum admission. No registration necessary. Recommended for ages five and older, but entire families are encouraged to participate. December 2, 5, 7, 9, 21, 23, 28 & 29 TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING HOME GAMES Catch the First Place Tampa Bay Lightning as the Lightning’s 25th season gets into full swing. Bring the Thunder and come cheer on your hometown Bolts as they take on the Sharks, Islanders, Avalanche, Jets, Senators, Wild, Canadiens, and the Flyers!

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